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08-26

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 25th
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Mark Anderson

08-25

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 24th
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Christopher Crawford

08-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 23rd
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Wilson Karaman

08-23

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 22nd
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Mark Anderson

08-22

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Minor League Update: Games of August 19-21
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Christopher Crawford

08-19

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 19th
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Mark Anderson

08-18

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 17th
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Christopher Crawford

08-17

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 16th
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Wilson Karaman

08-16

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 15th
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Christopher Crawford

08-15

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Minor League Update: Games of August 12-14
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Christopher Crawford

08-12

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The Stash List: 19th Edition, 2016
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J.J. Jansons

08-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 11th
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Mark Anderson

08-11

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 10th
by
Wilson Karaman

08-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 9th
by
Christopher Crawford

08-09

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 8th
by
Christopher Crawford

08-08

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Prospectus Feature: How The Free Market Betrays Baseball Players
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Trevor Strunk

08-08

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Minor League Update: Games of August 5-7
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Christopher Crawford

08-05

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 4th
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Wilson Karaman

08-04

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The Stash List: 18th Edition, 2016
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J.J. Jansons

08-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Early Returns on the 2016 Draft Class
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Wilson Karaman

08-04

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 3rd
by
Christopher Crawford

08-03

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 2nd
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Wilson Karaman

08-02

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 1st
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Christopher Crawford

08-01

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Minor League Update: Games of July 29-31
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Christopher Crawford

07-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 28th
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Mark Anderson

07-28

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Prospectus Feature: To Be Young (Is To Be Traded Unexpectedly)
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Trevor Strunk

07-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 27th
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Christopher Crawford

07-27

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 26th
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Mark Anderson

07-26

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 25th
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Christopher Crawford

07-25

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Minor League Update: Games of July 22-24
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Christopher Crawford

07-22

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 22nd
by
Wilson Karaman

07-21

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The Stash List: 16th Edition, 2016
by
J.J. Jansons

07-21

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Potential Impact Call-Ups: Pitchers
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J.P. Breen

07-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 20th
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Christopher Crawford

07-20

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 19th
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Mark Anderson

07-19

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 18th
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Christopher Crawford

07-18

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The Call-Up: Reynaldo Lopez
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Christopher Crawford, Adam McInturff and Scooter Hotz

07-18

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Prospectus Q&A: John Schiffner
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Tim Britton

07-18

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Player Profile: The Cardinals' Sleeper Prospects
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Ryan Davis

07-18

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Minor League Update: Games of July 15-17
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Christopher Crawford

07-15

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T.V.R.:
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Craig Goldstein

07-15

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Minor League Update: Game of Thursday, July 14th
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Mark Anderson

07-14

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The Stash List: 15th Edition, 2016
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J.J. Jansons

07-14

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 13th
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Christopher Crawford

07-13

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 12th
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Christopher Crawford

07-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 11th
by
Wilson Karaman

07-11

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Minor League Update: Games of July 8-10
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Christopher Crawford

07-08

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The Call-Up: Josh Bell
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Craig Goldstein and Mike Gianella

07-08

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 7th
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Mark Anderson

07-07

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The Stash List: 14th Edition, 2016
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J.J. Jansons

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August 26, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 25th

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Alberto Tirado, Lewis Brinson, Roman Quinn, and Fernando Romero.

Prospect of the Day:

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August 25, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 24th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Michael Kopech, Chance Adams, Arvicent Perez, and Colton Welker.

Prospect of the Day:

Michael Kopech, RHP, Boston Red Sox (High-A Salem): 7 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K
This is becoming commonplace. Kopech’s stuff is just too advanced for hitters in the Carolina League to stand a chance; as seen in all of the strikeouts and the .144 batting average against. The command still needs work, but he’s just 20, and he’s made some progress there in 2016. The upside here competes with that of any right-handed pitcher in the lower levels.


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August 24, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 23rd

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Allen Cordoba, Zack Collins, Trevor Clifton, and Ricardo Sanchez.

Prospect of the Day:

Allen Cordoba, SS, St. Louis Cardinals (Rookie Johnson City): 6-8, BB, 5 R, 2B, 3B, RBI, SB, CS.
Evidently Cordoba is a fan of my work, as he keeps smoking line drives all over the place and forcing his way into this column on the nights I’m running it. Yesterday’s outburst in a doubleheader included a walk-off in the first game, and came on the heels of a four-hit night the day before. He’s hitting .500 now over his last 10 games with six walks and just two whiffs, and may just be ready for a new challenge.


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August 23, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 22nd

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Jose De Leon, Lucas Erceg, Jesus Sanchez, and Tyler Wells.

Prospect of the Day:

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August 22, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of August 19-21

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Alec Hansen, Mike Soroka, Josh Hader, and Jaycob Brugman.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Alec Hansen, RHP, Chicago White Sox (Short-Season Great Falls): 6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 13 K. Yes it’s in Short-Season ball, but my goodness has Hansen been impressive. Keep in mind this was one of the favorites to be the first pick of the 2016 draft coming into February, and he’s finally starting to show that stuff. There are reasons to be concerned about the command, but Hansen has legit swing-and-miss stuff, and the upside here is massive. Also, imagine this guy, Chris Sale, Carlos Rodon, and Carson Fulmer in a rotation. Unlikely? Perhaps. Scary for the AL Central? Yer gosh damn right.

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August 19, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 19th

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Michael Kopech, Brendan Rodgers, Ronald Dominguez, and Dan Vogelbach.

Prospect of the Day:

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August 18, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 17th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Antonio Santillan, Christian Walker, Ryan O'Hearn, and Tyler Beede.

Prospect of the Day:

Antonio Santillan, RHP, Cincinnati Reds (Low-A Dayton): 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K
The Reds took Santillian with the 49th pick of last year’s draft, and despite the high ERA in Dayton (6.41 coming into the game), he’s been very impressive. The fastball touches 98, and he complements that 70-grade heater with a hammer curve that flashes plus. He’s also shown some improvement with the change, and that pitch should be good enough to allow him to start when he’s ready. When exactly he’s ready will depend on when/if the command improves (drastically), but Santillan has the type of stuff to pitch in the middle of a rotation, or potentially dominate as a reliever.


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August 17, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 16th

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Yadier Alvarez, J.D. Davis, Brendan Rodgers, and Patrick Weigel.

Prospect of the Day:

Yadier Alvarez, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers (Low-A Great Lakes): 5 IP, 3 BB, 8 K.
Alvarez responded to giving up three runs in a start for the first time as a professional by bouncing back with five no-hit innings in this turn. He’s allowed just 19 hits in 26 2/3 Midwest League innings, while punching out 42, and as a totally unbiased observer of the California League I can say with abject certainty that it’s probably time for him to jump up to the next level in spite of some notable inconsistencies repeating and getting downhill consistently.


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August 16, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 15th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Amir Garrett, Dawel Lugo, Jake Cosart, and Corey Zangari.

Prospect of the Day:

Amir Garrett, LHP, Cincinnati Reds (Triple-A Louisville): 7 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Cody Reed was terrible upon his call-up, and I’ve heard from some Reds fans that they’re concerned that Garrett shouldn’t get a call-up based on what Reed did. That, my friends, is nonsense. The command isn’t great, but the stuff is legit, and he can get big-league hitters out right now. If they keep him down for various reasons, so be it, but because of how Cody Reed pitched? That’s not a legit reason to keep a guy from pitching on the big-kid team.


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August 15, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of August 12-14

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Romero, Jaime Schultz, and Yusniel Diaz.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Vlad Guerrero Jr., 3B, Toronto Blue Jays (Short-Season Bluefield): 3-for-4, 3 R, 2 HR, BB, K, SB. Guerrero’s talent was obvious, and the raw ability is why he was given $3.9 million last summer. What wasn’t obvious—because it can’t be obvious at that age/experience—is just how advanced of a player Guerrero is for a teenager. He works counts, and while he is a quality “bad-ball” hitter like daddy, he usually waits for a pitch he can drive in the zone. The defensive profile is a bit of a mess, but the hit and power tools both could be plus. He’s fun.

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August 12, 2016 11:08 am

The Stash List: 19th Edition, 2016

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J.J. Jansons

Yulieski Gurriel leads off the final Stash List of the year.

This week’s Stash List will serve as the final edition of the season and I would like to take a moment to thank everybody for all of the feedback that I’ve received this year, both in the comments section below and via email/Twitter. It’s obviously hard to determine organizational timelines when dealing with prospect call-ups and all of the business reasons that factor into the decisions behind them at times, so while I’ve been wrong plenty of times this season, I hope you’ve found this column useful and enjoyable this year in your quest for fantasy (or worldwide) domination.

For a refresher on the four types of players that are eligible for inclusion on this list, please see the first edition of the year to find out why players like A.J. Pollock, Michael Brantley, Danny Salazar, Joe Ross, Tyson Ross, Clayton Kershaw, and Zack Greinke are not listed below.

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August 12, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 11th

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Ismael Guillon, Oscar De La Cruz, Justin Dunn, and Jairo Beras.

Prospect of the Day:

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